Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

What Is the Best Software Package to Use for Qualitative Data Analysis?

What Is the Best Software Package to Use for Qualitative Data Analysis?

Many qualitative researchers use software packages to manage qualitative data. There are many fee-based packages on the market (such as NVivo, Atlas.ti, and MaxQDA), available for single use, multiuser licenses and site licenses for large organizations. Most have educational rates for students and for individuals working at universities or other educational institutions. The features vary for each package; researchers need to investigate which one will best suit their needs for a particular project, depending on the types of data gathered and in what formats.

It is important to note that referring to these software packages as “qualitative data analysis” packages is not ...

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